Grant for pedestrian safety

I just made a new category called “grant opportunity.”   There are many ways to get funding to improve the neighborhood, if we have groups organized and committed to doing so.  This one is interesting from Truxton Circle’s Isabelle Mack (lifted off the Bloomingdale listserv):

Support for Community Pedestrian Safety Groups
University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center Project

The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center has been awarded a Cooperative Agreement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (HSRC) to pilot test a new guidebook entitled, “A Resident’s Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities.” HSRC is seeking up to ten communities or neighborhoods interested in making their environment safe for pedestrians and walkable to pilot test the Resident’s Guide. Each selected site will receive $2,000 for its participation, as well as technical assistance from pedestrian safety experts. Community make-up and size may vary, but the project and Resident’s Guide are expected to be of most benefit to small neighborhood groups with limited geographical coverage. Requests are due by May 29, 2009. Visit the website listed above to submit an online proposal.

Let me also thank all the bloggers and listservs around us, I yank their info constantly, especially Scott Roberts Bloomingdale one.  Thank you, thank you!

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